Visual Merchandiser

Target
Portland, TX, USA
Posted 21 days ago
$20.25 — $34.45 / hour
Part timeRetail & Wholesale

The pay range per hour is $20.25 - $34.45

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at https://corporate.target.com/careers/benefits.

ALL ABOUT TARGET

Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.

ALL ABOUT VISUAL MERCHANDISING

The Visual Merchandiser supports a great guest experience by ensuring that visual moments are set and maintained to the Visual Merchandising Guide (VMG) direction and inspirational for the guest to drive sales. They are experts in visual standards, which includes specific merchandising techniques, fixture blocking, lighting and the implementation of all In Store Marketing (ISM) elements such as mannequins, navigational signs and all Coordinated Store Environment (CSE) signs that support events, seasons, holidays and in store promotions.

At Target, we believe in our team members having meaningful experiences that help them build and develop skills for a career. The role of a Visual Merchandiser can provide you with the:

  • Knowledge of retail business fundamentals including: department sales trends, inventory management, guest shopping patterns, pricing and promotions strategies
  • Skills in planning department(s) daily/weekly workload to support business priorities and deliver on sales goals
  • Experience influencing a team of hourly team members to improve their visual merchandising acumen and skills
  • Experience in leading the strategy of visual merchandising and Visual Standards implementation

As a Visual Merchandiser, no two days are ever the same, but a typical day will most likely include the following responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias
  • Create a welcoming experience by authentically greeting all guests
  • Observe to quickly understand whether a guest needs assistance or wants to interact. Engage with guests in a genuine way, which includes asking questions to better understand their specific needs
  • Be knowledgeable about the tools, products, and services available in the total store, and specific to your area, to solve issues for the guest and improve their experience
  • Thank the guest in a genuine way and let them know we’re happy they chose to shop at Target.
  • Influence a store team of leaders, Style Consultants and General Merchandise (GM) experts to be knowledgeable about visual merchandising and visual standards
  • Understand sales goals, plan and execute daily/weekly workload to deliver on visual merchandising, department and store sales goals, guest engagement; including: merchandising, transitions, events and promotions
  • Lead the execution of the company Visual Merchandising strategy, visual standards and non-pogged In Store Marketing (ISM) implementation across all pertinent areas of the store
  • Partner with store leaders to plan, support and validate the execution of all Visual Merchandising Guides (VMG) sets in the store
  • Support the execution of Visual Merchandising Guides (VMG) Support changes to product assortment and keep the area inspiring to guests all year round by remerchandising new product and maintaining a brand space following new sets
  • Assess store visual standards to help elevate visual presentations in A&A, Home, Company Space, LTOs and Brand Launches
  • Partner to maintain visual integrity by remerchandising in-store visual moments
  • Solve merchandising issues and adjust sets to create and maintain inspiring presentations
  • Support team onboarding, continuous learning and help close knowledge and skill gaps through training, influencing and hands on experiences
  • Inspire guests to discover solutions through compelling visual merchandising in all categories
  • Leverage daily interactions and huddles to teach visual priorities to Style Consultants and General Merchandise Experts about visual priorities and creating visual moments to support building the basket for each guest
  • Teach and influence A&A clearance guiding principles
  • Organize and set all non-planogram ISM elements throughout the store
  • Maintain backroom ISM space organized and up to date with current signing tools and signing fixtures
  • Provide service and a shopping experience that meets the needs of the guest
  • Work a schedule that aligns to guest and business needs (this includes early morning, evening, overnight shifts and weekends)
  • Always demonstrate a culture of ethical conduct, safety and compliance
  • Work in a safe manner at all times to benefit yourself and others; identify and correct hazards; comply with all safety policies and best practices.
  • All other duties based on business needs

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We might be a great match if:

  • You are someone who gets inspired by new style trends, differentiating visual merchandising presentations and enjoy teaching and influencing a team to drive results through visual standards
  • You are the go-to friend for fashion advice for events or everyday looks, or if your friends lean on you to help inspire them with decorating their home because you have amazing taste in décor and understand the difference between a modern, traditional and eclectic style
  • Working in a fun and energetic environment makes you excited…. We work efficiently and as a team to deliver for our guests
  • Providing service to our guests that makes them say I LOVE TARGET! excites you…. That’s why we love working at Target
  • Stocking, setting and selling Target products sounds like your thing… That’s the core of what we do
  • You aren’t looking for Monday thru Friday job where you are at a computer all day… We are busy all day (especially on the weekends), making it easy for the guest to feel welcomed, inspired and rewarded

The good news is that we have some amazing training that will help teach you everything youneed to know to be a Visual Merchandiser. But, there are a few skills you should have from the get-go:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 1 to 2 years of visual merchandising experience
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Business acumen (i.e. margin, profitability, etc.) and creativity to inspire guests and drive sales
  • Strong understanding of trend and style that is reflective of our brand
  • Lead and influence store teams to follow processes that support visual merchandising
  • Learn and adapt to current technology needs
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Manage workload and prioritize tasks independently
  • Welcoming and helpful attitude
  • Effective communication skills

We are an awesome place to work and care about our teams, so we want to make sure we are clear on a few more basics that we expect:

  • Access all areas of the building to respond to guest or team member issues
  • Operate WAVE and pallet jack
  • Interpret instructions, reports and information
  • Accurately handle cash register operations
  • Climb up and down ladders
  • Scan, handle and move merchandise efficiently and safely, including frequently lifting or moving merchandise up to 15 pounds and occasionally lifting or moving merchandise and fixtures up to 40 pounds
  • Flexible work schedule and regular attendance necessary

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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